Landmark legislation directs federal agency to report on the state of economic inequality in the United States FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org Washington, D.C.—Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the “Measuring Real Income Growth Act of 2018” today, which directs the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis to report […]
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Fifth annual round of grantmaking brings total awards to nearly $4 million for growing body of research exploring the relationship between economic inequality and economic growth FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or email@example.com Washington, D.C. – The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that it will award 24 grants this year, totaling […]
Washington, D.C.—Karen Dynan, a former assistant secretary of the Treasury for economic policy and current Harvard University economics professor, has joined the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Steering Committee, the organization announced today. Dynan is professor of the practice of economics at Harvard. During her tenure at the Treasury Department, from 2014 to 2017, she […]
Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth announced today that former Federal Reserve chair and Council of Economic Advisers chair Janet L. Yellen has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Yellen, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, served a four-year term as chair of the Board of Governors of the […]
For immediate release Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth today announced that labor economist Kate Bahn has joined its staff to lead the organization’s efforts on labor and wage issues. Bahn will continue to develop the network of researchers whose work on labor and wage issues Equitable Growth supports. In addition, she […]
For immediate release Washington, D.C. — While it is well known that women in the workplace are paid on average considerably less than men, a new report issued by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth details the economic and other consequences of this pervasive gender pay inequality, quantifies its many causes, and suggests policy solutions […]
For immediate release Washington, D.C. — As the Washington Center for Equitable Growth continues to build its staff of policy experts, the organization announced today that Michael Kades has agreed to serve as director for Markets and Competition Policy. Kades will lead Equitable Growth’s research and policy initiatives in the areas of market competition and […]
For immediate release Contact: Erica Handloff, 202-545-3354 or email Washington, D.C. — The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce that Jason Furman, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has joined the organization’s Steering Committee. Furman is professor of the practice of economic policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a nonresident […]
Awards in this year’s grant cycle total $771,930, with an additional $52,000 in co-funding from the Russell Sage Foundation.
Washington, DC—The Washington Center for Equitable Growth released “Delivering equitable growth: strategies for the next Administration” on October 31, 2016, highlighting both new and existing research on the channels through which inequality affects growth. Sixteen scholars from institutions across the country present independent, evidence-based policy ideas on topics ranging from how inequality affects children’s outcomes to questions […]